Office of Attorney General


Pierre, SD

Job Details

The Office of Attorney General seeks a paralegal for an entry level position. The duties of a paralegal may include, but are not limited to: conducting legal research; investigation, collection, and compiling case material; interviewing witnesses and assisting at depositions; drafting pleadings and interrogatories; preparing appendices on briefs; assisting with trial preparation; and drafting subpoenas for the procurement of records.  This position will be stationed in Pierre but some travel will be required. 

STARTING WAGES:  Hourly wage will be $20.00 to $26.00 per hour depending on experience.  The State of South Dakota has an excellent benefit package including leave and employee insurance coverage.


QUALIFICATIONS:  Requires a successful completion of the Certified Legal Assistant Examination, or Associate or Baccalaureate Degree in business law or legal studies, or completion of an ABA approved paralegal training program, or three years of advanced clerical work with experience in a legal services operation, or an equivalent combination of training and experience. 

Application Information

Interested persons should send a resume containing three references, a writing sample and a letter describing their qualifications to Brent Kempema, Office of the Attorney General, 1302 E. Highway 14, Suite 1, Pierre, SD 57501or brent.kempema@state.sd.us. The position will remain open until filled.

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